The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 William Rex Akers

William Rex Akers

Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA
Death 4 Nov 1994 (aged 73)
Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Section 8, Site 777
Memorial ID 264351 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - November 6, 1994
Deceased Name: WILLIAM R. AKERS
WILLIAM R. AKERS, 73, who spent 25 years in the Army and retired from civil service after 20 years, died Nov. 4, 1994, at a Colorado Springs hospital.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Akers was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Guin, Ala., to Emmit B. and Loncie Lee (Pickle) Akers.

He was married May 13, 1942, in Wahiawa, Hawaii, to Irene (Marks) Akers, who survives.

Mr. Akers is also survived by three sons, William Rex of Denver, Richard Dennis of Georgia and Ernest Ray of California; four daughters, Wanda Lee of Honolulu, Brenda Leilanie of Denver, Mary Jane Tuley of Denver and Patricia N. Vaughn of Colorado Springs; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Akers had lived in Colorado Springs for 29 years.

He attended the University of Hawaii.

He was awarded the Army Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Clasp with four loops, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He enjoyed exercising, gardening, yard work and landscaping.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Suite B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

Family Members



World War II, Korea, Vietnam




  • Maintained by: ACSwanson
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 264351
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Rex Akers (19 Nov 1920–4 Nov 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 264351, citing Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by ACSwanson (contributor 47094290) .